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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Marlisa Dunn



Marlisa Dunn’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, art centers, and festivals throughout Ohio. From October 5, 2023 through January 31, 2024, eight of her works will be featured in the exhibition “Oil and Water, They do Mix” sponsored by the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) Temporary Art Program. In addition, she is a finalist in the Paul & Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize at the Ashtabula Arts Center in Ashtabula, and will participate in an exhibition in autumn 2023.

Other exhibitions include the 52nd Gates Mills Art Show in Gates Mills; the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Cuyahoga Falls; Legacy Village in Beachwood; the Still Point Gallery and the  46th Annual Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights; and the online exhibition 7th Annual Black and White Exhibition sponsored by Fusion Art; and the YWCA’s 41st Women Artists: A Celebration Exhibition in Youngstown. 

Artist Statement

My work harnesses the frenetic energy I feel all around, capturing the pulse of fleeting moments. I paint with a sense of urgency, each mark an expression of hope, or even desperation to derive as much pleasure as possible from the beauty in each layered moment —  including the mundane. Representing an inherent longing for more, my paintings reveal a compulsion to preserve what will be missed or forgotten.